‘Sound Matter’ Moment

That Smell

Addiction stinks… You can smell it… literally and figuratively. It stinks literally because of the undeniable stench that often accompanies a chronic user of chemicals of any type. It stinks figuratively because it pollutes most everything around it. It stinks... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 May 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Time Waits For No One

Always looking for overlooked deep tracks to feature on Sound Matters Radio, I discovered the undiscovered gem, “Time Waits for No One” from the Rolling Stones’ 1974 It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll album while listening to the excellent, The Deep End Radio... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 May 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Just Got Lucky

Everyone’s heard the aphorism: Be careful what you wish for… you just might get it. Some call it “getting lucky.” Others call it hard work. Sometimes it’s a little bit of both as indicated by the equation: Luck = Preparation... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | 1 Comment   

Everybody Wants Some

C’mon, be honest. You’ve been there… Air-guitaring in the mirror, singing in the shower, steering wheel drumming and driving… It’s a universal passion. Everybody wants some, because everybody wants to be a rock star… so-to-speak. But while not everyone is destined to be onstage,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

One In A Million

The original Appetite For Destruction-era Guns N’ Roses line-up is arguably the most notorious band in rock and roll history. Their drug use and abuse is well-documented along with the infamous in-fighting and animosity between band members, past and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Groove Machine

Musicians can often be overheard talking about the word groove with respect to playing music. A “groove” is a flow, a feeling, a familiar path that musicians get “locked into” when creating sounds that can literally move people. A groove... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Say What You Will

You’ve heard the maxim: “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” B.S. I say… that statement is missing the mark significantly because it’s only partially right. It’s not only what, but how you say it… AND when (or if) you say what... Read More »
Tom Leu | 31 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Slave to the Grind

This is about kicking the slave-to-the-grind, and scarcity mentalities to the curb... Read More »
Tom Leu | 24 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

The Pretender

We’ve all got just two choices: 1) Get in the game and play, (or) 2) Give into the game and pretend. It’s really that black and white… The “game” is your one and only life that includes your endeavors,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 18 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Caress of Steel

Communication is an engine; an engine that propels the skilled communicator to greater opportunities and improved outcomes.  The best communication skills are strong and solid… and distinctly different than hard and rigid, BUT ALSO have the ability (and natural properties) to be... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Nothing Else Matters

Movers and shakers care to take care of themselves ongoing. Because, without mental and physical health... nothing else matters... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Right Now

I believe in giving more than you take. I believe in adding into, not subtracting from, this one and only life we have. I believe that being territorial and adversarial is the way of the weak... Read More »
Tom Leu | 23 February 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   


Whether it's tweaking your act, adjusting your business approach, making a career move, or just reconsidering the real value of certain "relationships" you've been holding onto, the key is awareness followed by immediate action to usher in the necessary... Read More »
Tom Leu | 17 February 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Mob Rules

Whether it's a business, a brand, or a band, content-creators must approach their endeavors from a content-consumer's point-of-view. Customize your communications to conform to their psychology. The challenge is to find that magical sweet spot between your need to... Read More »
Tom Leu | 11 February 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Communication Breakdown

It matters little how good you are at your art, your business, or your craft; if your communication skills suck, your endeavors will suffer significantly. Distance. Depth. Balance. All important concepts when considering effective communication... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 February 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

The Waiting

If you want what many others don’t have, you have to do what many others won’t do. This includes all the actions you must take, as well as tolerating the times you must wait... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 January 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   
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